Because I have spent so much time playing mainstream games, I have that I am going to dedicate Sundays to playing and talking about indie games. The first two up are are one that interested me from the first time I saw the trailer and the other a game that my kid wanted me to try.
The first game is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. A game which is interesting because one, it uses a made up language (based off of real language, if I understand correctly) and secondly because of the fact that you have to use each of the control joysticks to control each brother, which believe me can get confusing, especially if your characters are one the opposite side of the screen from the joystick you are using to control them (just watch the video below if you do not understand what I mean.
Each brother has their strengths and their weaknesses, and often times the two must work together to solve problems (once again, see the video below). The game is beautifully drawn and it ends up being both difficult and enjoyable at the same time. Hint: if you are ambidextrous the game might be a little easier. Check out some gameplay below:
The other game that I played was Hue, a visually appealing and incredibly fun platformer that uses color as an element of gameplay. The game, which is very much story driven and philosophical, is about a young man by the name of Hue, who is searching for his mother while at the same time discovering color in a world full of darkness and grey. As the game goes on Hue must change the colors of the world to pass certain areas and move on, thus getting closer to solving the main mystery. The game controls are quite responsive, and it ends up being quite engaging. I could attempt to explain the gameplay as much as I wanted, but one really has to see it played to understand it. So, enjoy the video below: